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bugabooboo
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Have any of you done body wraps? I made an appointment for a "detox" wrap with clay, etc.

Now, I am wondering if I should do it.

I know the power of skin to absorb as I do topical hormones.

But perhaps the clay will be adsorbent???

I am stressing about this, wondering if it will do more harm than good.

(It will be followed up by a 1/2 hour massage.)

I searched this and found little information.

Please share any experiences.

Thank-you so much!

Bug

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I think it will be a very nice, nurturing experience. Yes, clay is absorbent but it will draw out impurities from your skin. Don't worry at all about anything going into you from the clay as anything that may do that would be minerals. I'm sure the clay is from a good source if you are going to an established spa that does this.

Just don't put on any topical solutions beforehand.

Sometimes, after the massage, you are put in a quiet room to rest until ready to shower and dress. I hope you can do this at it's best not to just have to get up and get going. But, if you are to "move along" find a quiet country road or park to go and be in nature for a while before getting back into traffic.

They will tell you to drink lots of water - more than usual - for 24 hours afterward (this is important after every massage, anyway - with replacement electrolytes and minerals from good food sources).

You may want to have your meals prepared for the rest of the day and the next day - and eat the most nutritious foods you can.

Plan to go home and rest well so that the experience can "take" well. You may be more tired but just rest if that is what your body tells you. Gentle movement is good but don't push it.

I'd even avoid all computer and TV for at least a day afterward as this can have a profound relaxation effect on your brain cells and you may want to take advantage of that window of opportunity - a healing time-out. Your adrenals, too, may really appreciate some time out from all stressors - and the TV and computer are actually huge stressors for us. Continue your "spa" day with nurturing at at home. A book you've been wanting to read (NON-medical), total escape.

I would not think of this as "detox" at all (although it does help tremendously in that regard). But, it's more healing for you to transition the concept to "spa" day of relaxation. Just enjoy it as a pampering experience that is also very healing in nature.

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I've done many many of them, but it wasn't clay. I'd go for it.

I felt fantastic the very first time I had one done, but the next day felt completely wiped out and started to get rather stinky - pu body odor.

I went again the next week, and now always feel fantastic after I go.

Keebler gave you good advice.

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Sounds wonderful. Hope it helps.

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I just came back to remind you: do not let them get you too hot. Lyme patients cannot and should not take too much heat. This is very important.

Just tell them beforehand. You might need part of your body to be left uncovered from the clay for so that you won't get too hot. A lot depends on their technique and philosophy which varies from spa to spa.

If you ever feel overheated, as soon as you sense that starting, call for an attendant to help you cool down. WARM is good. HOT is not.

A sudden cool down is also not good. Some spas may suggest going from a hot shower to cold. Not good for those with weak adrenals or some of the cardiac stuff that lyme patients can face. Gradual adjustments in temperature are best.
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Wow! Thank-you for all the caring advice!

I sincerely appreciate it!

Bug

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